WTS: So much to say, even 36 hours later

IT'S BEEN 36 hours give or take since the Beavers prevailed 51-48 in a wild overtime affair at Utah and scribes near and far are still talking about it. Here's what they're saying...

But everyone seems to be forgetting -- or dismissing -- the three interceptions OSU grabbed, two of which turned into touchdowns. Without those takeaways, the Beavers lose. Does Banker get any credit for that?
Lindsay Schnell, The Oregonian

Somehow, the ball wound up in Brandin Cooks' hands. And it stuck.
Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune

Utah quarterback Travis Wilson has had more than his share of ups and downs over the past week, beginning with the death of his best friend (UCLA receiver Nick Pasquale) last Sunday and ending with the Utes' 51-48 overtime loss to Oregon State at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Dirk Facer, Deseret News

Still, the Beavers found a way to win, as Sean Mannion connected with Brandin Cooks from six yards out in overtime for a thrilling 51-48 victory in the Pac-12 opener. That touchdown may have saved the Beavers' season.
Steve Gress, Corvallis Gazette-Times

The chronology went like this: Utah fell flat early and then battled back to turn ineptitude into exhilaration — insanity, even — and, ultimately, back into disappointment.
Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune

It may seem premature to think Saturday's loss could haunt the Utes, especially as they still sit at 2-1. But it will.
Rich Johnson, The Spectrum

The Beavers' euphoria over potentially saving their season, which began with a horrid loss to Eastern Washington, an FCS team, was painfully contrasted by the stunned look on the faces of Utah coaches, fans and players.
Ted Miller, ESPN

In overtime, though, Utah's offense stalled — netting just 1 yard on three plays before Andy Phillips kicked a 41-yard field goal.
Dirk Facer, Deseret News

...Utah-BYU? Yeah, that's a nice game, too. But the really big game? Already happened. Unless conference overtime games don't mean a lot.... The Utes left (Rice-Eccles) looking like they'd lost their biggest game in years.
Brad Rock, Deseret News

Oregon State's performance in the first half on Saturday night at Utah was what many in Beaver Nation had expected out of the Beavers this season. The second half was a sequel to the nightmare they witnessed in the season opener.
Steve Gress, Corvallis Gazette-Times

Oregon State's players rushed onto the field while Utah's players stood stunned in disbelief. It was a painful loss for a Utah team that rallied time and time again in the game.
Lya Wodraska, The Salt Lake Tribune

All the ingredients were in place for Utah to complete a dramatic rally to win a Pac-12 opener for the first time in school history... In the end, Utah could not overcome its own miscues and an inability to stop Oregon State from moving the chains at crucial moments.
John Coon, Associate Press

Utah certainly gave it a valiant effort Saturday night in a heartbreaking loss to Oregon State at home, but it does not make up for a much-needed victory — a much-needed start — to become bowl eligible. At this point, a loss is simply a loss — the team was bested by a better team.
Josh Furlong, KSL.com

It's been Sean Martin and Steven Nelson battling it out at left cornerback since the beginning of camp, and Saturday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium it was Martin and Nelson who picked off three Travis Wilson passes, two of which turned into touchdowns for OSU.
Lindsay Schnell, The Oregonian

They allowed Sean Mannion to do whatever he wanted in the pocket ... They allowed Richard Mullaney seven receptions and 142 yards, and a critical fourth down catch when one more incompletion would've likely meant victory.
Lya Wodraska and Tony Jones, The Salt Lake Tribune

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